Margaret Cekuta is a Senior Director of policy for Business Roundtable. She is primarily responsible for developing policy positions and advocating on federal legislative and regulatory issues related to international trade.
Prior to joining Business Roundtable, Ms. Cekuta was a Senior Director at the National Foreign Trade Council where she managed the international trade and environment and international trade and health portfolios in addition to being responsible for engagement with the diplomatic corps. Previously, Ms. Cekuta was a principal at Capitol Counsel where she developed strategies and advised clients from a broad array of industries on international economic and trade matters.
Ms. Cekuta served in the Council of Economic Advisers as well as in several positions at the Office of the United States’ Trade Representative. While at USTR held policy positions in the Office of Europe and the Middle East and the Office of the General Counsel. While in the OGC, Margaret was a key policy member focused on the economic cybertheft of trade secrets and the Section 301 investigation into China’s Intellectual Property Practices.
Ms. Cekuta earned her Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University. Her Master’s Thesis, The Benefits of Promoting Women-Owned Micro and Small Businesses Through the United States’ Trade Policy, earned the school’s Outstanding Student Award. Ms. Cekuta is a seventh-generation native Washingtonian.